Beginning Urdu II

Jun 01, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021
Application Deadline:
May 31, 2021
10 Weeks
Tuesday - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Delivery Method:

Beginning Urdu II is a 10-week course designed for non-native learners who have some previous knowledge of Urdu language and wish to continue learning Urdu as a foreign language. The goal of this course is to build on the fundamentals of Urdu language and grammar (covered in Beginning Urdu I). The course is pitched at the level of students who have novice-mid or novice-high proficiency in Urdu language. The course aims to help students move to intermediate low level in all four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) using a curriculum designed by instructors experienced in teaching Urdu as a foreign language. This course will be conducted online. The primary medium of instruction will be English.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course students:

  • Can interact at a survival level in some familiar everyday contexts
  • Can understand the main message and supporting details on familiar and general interest topics
  • Can identify the topic and some isolated facts from simple sentences in informational texts
  • Can provide information by answering a few simple questions on very familiar topics, using practiced or memorized words and phrases, with the help of gestures or visuals
  • Can express likes and dislikes on very familiar and everyday topics of interest, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences
  • Can present on very familiar and everyday topics using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences
Click here to view the complete course outline.
Umar Anjum
Umar Anjum has taught at Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has received specialized Urdu pedagogy training at UC Berkeley. He has also worked in Lahore School of Economics and at Forman Christian College University. He has been attached with UC Berkeley for their study abroad program in Pakistan. In addition, he is co-founding member of the Punjabi Boliyan Research Initiative (PBRI). He is a TED. Ed fellow and a TED translator.

Course Fee: TBA

Note: CES may cancel or postpone a course due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the university will refund registration/processing fee (if any) but will not be responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies.

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Participants must register online through the CES website by clicking on their desired course and filling out a one-page form. Before starting the registration process, please ensure that you have the following: 

- A passport-sized photograph for the CES smartcard. It should be against a white background. 

- Correct CNIC details. 

Incorrect information provided during the registration process will lead towards cancellation of your enrolment at any stage, and participants will not be entitled to claim a refund.

Once you have completed your online registration, you may proceed to the payment section. You have two options: 

1. Pay online using your bank debit/credit cards through LUMS online payment system 

2. Download the fee voucher and deposit cash in any branch of the designated banks specified on the fee voucher. 

Once the payment has been made, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 to 48 working hours, and your payment status will be updated to "ENROLLED" in the online application portal.


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